Urban Tree Summit ($)

8:30 1:00 pm (ET)

This is an online event

Number of CEUs


Trees provide many benefits: they clean and cool our air, stabilize our soils, provide wildlife habitat, and beautify our urban and suburban areas. We encourage all arborists, landscape industry and environmental/green industry professionals, engineers, designers, housing developers, and interested citizens to take advantage of this opportunity to learn new techniques and concepts on what can be done to ensure the survival of trees in our built environment.

Event Format

In lieu of a traditional single day conference event, we have opted this year to continue with our multi-day virtual and field session format with intentions to promote public safety as well as provide a more impactful experience.

We are kicking off our event with a day of virtual sessions to allow anyone, far and wide, to learn from our speakers. Following the virtual session, we will be hosting three in-person field sessions. We hope these field sessions will allow for engaging conversations, networking opportunities, and an impactful conference experience. All field sessions will be held in person and on location at various sites.

Urban Tree Summit Agenda:

Half-day Virtual Session – Wednesday September 7th

Morning Keynote – 8:30am – 9:30am

“Why Nature and The Internet Go Hand-in-Hand” presented by Dr. Nadina Galle

Concurrent Sessions 1  – 9:40am – 10:40am

“Tiny Forests- Reconnecting City Dwellers to Nature”  presented by Daan Bleichrodt, IVN

 “Large Tree Transplant Process”  presented by Chris Cowles, Wetland Studies and Solutions

Concurrent Sessions 2 -10:50am – 11:50am

“Boosting Tree Immunity for Disease Control”  presented by Glynn Percival, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory

“Reforestation, Sustainability, and Empowerment in Armenia”  presented by Jeanmarie Papelian, Armenia Tree Project

Afternoon Keynote –12:00pm – 1:00pm

“Trees in Cities: Human Health and Economic Value” presented by Kathleen Wolfe, Research Social Scientist


Are continuing education units (CEUs) being offered at this event?

Yes. CEUs will be awarded by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), MD Licensed Tree Expert (MD LTE), and Society of American Foresters (SAF).

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact us at [email protected] or 202.349.1909

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes. For changes to event registration, contact us at [email protected] or 202.349.1909

Registration cost: $25